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Adrift Guided Outdoor Adventures

National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2751
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We booked to Climb Mt Ruapehu with Adrift based on a recommendation. Stew was our guide, he owns... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Go unguided or with another company - do not go with Adrift

Very poor experience with Adrift. Weather was windy so it was decided to start from opposite end of... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Fran H
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Adrift Outdoors is an outdoor adventure company specialising in guided adventures through the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, we are a personal and professional organisation that can tailor our guided adventures to suit individual needs.At Adrift, we have vast experience in working with people of all ages and abilities. Adrift provides qualified, experienced and personable guides whose sole purpose is to ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable adventure.
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National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2751

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

We booked to Climb Mt Ruapehu with Adrift based on a recommendation. Stew was our guide, he owns the company. Met on the mountain and discussed weather which was not good. We really wanted to go, as we were preparing for another much bigger climb,...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Very poor experience with Adrift. Weather was windy so it was decided to start from opposite end of hike and not complete crossing. We went half way out and back. However, we saw many hikers coming from the other direction who clearly completed the crossing....More

Thank Fran H
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I seriously recommend going unguided after my experience with Adrift. At least then I would have experienced success, rather than be humiliated. I was scheduled for a sunrise hike, which was postponed due to weather (understandable). However a group walk the next day was very...More

Thank aussiebeth
Reviewed January 5, 2017

My daughter and I flew from NY to do the 3 day (2 night) Northern Circuit. Not knowing what to expect, we hired Adrift and we were both very happy with our guide (James) and the overall experience that the Adrift team provided. On the...More

1  Thank 73papermill2017
Reviewed December 13, 2016

We are not fit, not accomplished walkers so thought we ought to have a guided tour. Sam was our man. Very laid back and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He guided us safely at an appropriate pace ensuring rest stops etc. Sam also doubled up as...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We were only one night in the area and had scheduled the sunset hike as a specific. Andrea met us and took us on a fabulous journey and short hike into the forest. The weather had shifted, so we were not able to get to...More

Thank leahwisdom
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The crossing is an amazing experience, and the guides from adrift certainly find a way to improve it even more. From the moment they give you any gear you need to the beer you get at the end everything is amazing. Dougs a very good...More

Thank carycyn
Reviewed November 16, 2016

I am writing this review from the perspective of someone who has climbed many times in the Tongariro National Park. I've also been on two winter guided hikes over the Crossing with Adrift Outdoor Adventures. So my day started with just Stu and I planning...More

Thank murrayc123
Reviewed November 3, 2016

Our experience with Adrift was superb. When we called the day before our scheduled hike, they suggested that we push back a day due to a bad weather warning, which we did. It worked out spectacularly because the weather on the rescheduled day was perfect....More

Thank bkterp2001
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trek on Saturday Oct 29, this walk was a great experience with magnificent views, multiple terrains and all types of weather - we had sun, snow, mist and steam sometimes all together - it fully lived up to expectations. Very pleased with everything provided...More

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